6 Facts You Should Know About Citrines

  • Citrine is the yellow-to-orange variety of Quartz.

  • Natural Citrine is not common; most Citrine on the gem market is produced by heat treating Amethyst and Smoky Quartz.

  • Citrine is the birthstone for the month of November.
  • Citrines rate 7.0 on the mohs hardness scale, and require special care when worn in jewellery.

  • The name Citrine is derived from the citron fruit, a yellow fruit similar to the lemon. (In fact, citron means "lemon" in several languages.)

  • Citrine is cut into all different shapes, especially oval and rectangular cuts.

August 05, 2014 by Perrine Comeille
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